South France Campsites in Bouches du Rhône, Provence
All the pleasures of the Mediterranean on a camping holiday in the Bouches du Rhône.
The eastern Mediterranean coast offers a wealth of natural features, as varied as they are beautiful, including hidden creeks, wide open bays and, of course, the characteristic steep-walled inlets or calanques. Its beaches, whether of sand or shingle, are by turns wild and remote – nestling below pine and oak woodland – and busy and urban as in Marseille, Martigues or La Ciotat. Directly to the east of the Bouches du Rhône delta and the Camargue lie the clear waters of the Côte Bleue, its arid hills dropping down to more picturesque calanques.
From your campsite in Bouches du Rhône you can explore the coast from La Couronne coastguard lookout tower to the picturesque port of L'Estaque, a series of coastal paths reveals the biodiversity of the sea bed which draws so many divers. Martigues has its canals, Marseille the magnificent basilica of Notre-Dame de la Garde.
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A camping holiday under the warm Provencal sun of the Bouches-du-Rhône
A camping holiday in the Bouches-du-Rhône means sun, sea and a riot of warm, southern colour. Not to mention a warm Provencal welcome and a festive atmosphere with a taste of Mediterranean cuisine, a game of boules, a celebratory summer aperitif and the chance to meet a local producer or two thrown in for good measure. You’ll never want to leave!
The Bouches-du-Rhône, gateway to the Côte d’Azur
East of your campsite near Marseille, heading towards the Côte d'Azur, don’t miss the unspoilt town of La Ciotat, the calanques of Mugel and Figuerolles, and the Ile Verte. Inland, follow the footsteps of French novelist and filmmaker Marcel Pagnol and enjoy the fresh Provencal air as the heights of the Garlaban Hills give way to the peaks of the Maures Hills and then the red rocks outcrops of Estérel in the Var.
The Bouches-du-Rhône and the Provencal countryside
Heading inland towards the Lubéron, you’ll find a rich patchwork of landscapes ranging from rocky hills, though vineyards to picturesque villages. A camping holiday near Aix-en-Provence makes a great base for exploring the real Provence, marvelling at the beautiful mountain scenery of Sainte-Victoire, reproduced by Cézanne in some of his most famous paintings, or strolling around the elegant town of Aix-en-Provence.
Make the most of your camping holiday in the Bouches-du-Rhône
Our campsites in the Bouches-du-Rhône make a great base for touring the length and breadth of Provence. Whether you opt for a tent, caravan or motorhome or stay in a mobile home or chalet, our campsites near Marseille and Aix-en-Provence are the key to discovering the secrets of Provence and enjoying a relaxing holiday with family and friends. So take a deep breath and prepare to follow in the footsteps of legendary French novelist and filmmaker, Marcel Pagnol.